A prominent journalist in Kosovo has been assaulted by three men who have been arrested by the police
Kosovo police have arrested three men after they have been accused of beating a famous journalist in the country.
According to Reuters, the incident took place on Wednesday, April 12, as the journalist named Valon Syla was walking out of his studio, after participating in a talk show.
Syla stated that he was then attacked by men, after he had made remarks about a local imam who received a Mercedes car after retiring and was gifted to him by his followers.
He said, “The attack was probably related to my comments about the ‘Mercedes Imam’ … which prompted this community of Islamic militants to organise a premeditated attack”.
After the incident, the police released a statement that said, “the case was being handled by the anti-terrorism unit and the men, identified only by their initials, were facing criminal offences of inciting discord and intolerance.”
Local reports stated that he had suffered injuries to his head and hand but was later released from the hospital.
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